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Mapping time : the calendar and its history

Author: E G Richards
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proporciona una introducción general a calendarios, examinando sus usos, historia, y reformas; describe varios calendarios, tanto antiguos como modernos, que han sido usados en todo el mundo; explora las matemáticas de calendarios; y habla de la historia de la Pascua y las dificultades la Iglesia cristiana tenía para el ajuste de su fecha.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E G Richards
ISBN: 0192862057 9780192862051
OCLC Number: 56318641
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
"Reprinted with corrections, 2000"--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 438 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Calendar in theory --
The calendars of the world --
Calendar conversions --
Easter.
Responsibility: E.G. Richards.

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Containing chapters on the nature of calendars and on their astronomical background, on the history of writing and counting, on the week, and on the history of calendar reform, this book serves as an  Read more...

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This is a work of enthusuastic research.....Ricahrds makes even the most arcane complications arrising from the accident of the Earth's spin and orbit seem fascinating * New Scientist * ....there Read more...

 
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